Special Events

Tsoknyi Rinpoche in Conversation with Sharon Salzberg

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May 17 (Thu)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
"Open Heart, Open Mind" will be the subject of this talk, taken from the title of Tsoknyi Rinpoche's newly released book.

It has been said of Tsoknyi Rinpoche that he "speaks to us with an exhilarating freshness, being fully aware of the complexity of modern life and the needs of men and women today.

"He is gifted with an ability to unravel the most profound topics in a way that is clear and easy to understand, and as he maps out the teachings, he draws listeners constantly back to their own experience, allowing them to discover the truth of the dharma within themselves. In the depth of his understanding, he reminds me of the outstanding masters of the past; it's incredibly encouraging that a master as young as he is can embody so deeply the wisdom of this tradition.

This event is suitable for new and experienced
meditators alike.

To purchase a copy of Tsoknyi Rinpoche book, please click on the image below, which will take you to a page on Amazon.com. (Your purchase supports InsightLA.)

Born in 1966 in Nubri, Nepal, Tosknyi Rinpoche is one of the most renowned teachers of Tibetan Buddhism trained outside of Tibet. Deeply versed in both the practical and philosophical disciplines of Tibetan Buddhism, he is beloved by students around the world for his accessible style, his generous and self-deprecating humor, and his deeply personal, compassionate insight into human nature. The married father of two daughters, Rinpoche nevertheless manages to balance family life with a demanding schedule of teaching around the world, and overseeing two nunneries in Nepal, one of the largest nunneries in Tibet, and more than 50 practice centers and hermitages in the eastern region of Tibet. More information about Tsoknyi Rinpoche, his teachings, and his activities can be found at www.pundarika.org.

One of America's leading spiritual teachers and authors, Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work.
Location Details:
Crossroads Elementary School, Community Room
1634 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Parking is available at meters on Olympic Blvd, and in non-metered street spaces on 18th, 16th, 14th, and other nearby cross streets. There is also a first-come, first-served small parking lot at the rear of the building, and a few blocks walk away, at the Crossroads Upper School, 22nd and Olympic.
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Sliding scale from $30 to $50 per person.

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Enrollment Limit:
400 | There are still openings for this program.
Contact Information:
or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.